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India’s first all-woman crew on around-the-globe mission

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

New Delhi: A team of six naval officers are starting a historic and gruelling around-the-world mission – the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian all-female crew.Spirit of adventure: The naval officers posing for a picture in front of a model of their yacht in New Delhi. — AFP


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Calls for nuclear arms build-up

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

SEOUL: North Korea’s state media marked the nation’s founding anniversary with calls for a nuclear arms build-up, in defiance of mounting international sanctions.Colourful show of patriotism: Members of the North Korean women’s union holding a dance party at the plaza of the Monument to Party Founding in Pyongyang to celebrate the country’s 69th founding anniversary. — AFP


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Myanmar ‘to provide aid’ to displaced Rohingya inside country

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Yangon: Camps will be set up to provide aid for displaced Muslims inside Rakhine state, state-backed media said, the first time in a 16-day crisis Myanmar’s government has offered any relief for Rohingya scattered by violence, many to Bangladesh.



A cleaner and safer Bangkok

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Lured by cash rewards, informants are tipping off city authorities about litterbugs and lawbreakers.Improving lives: The BM A rewards people who offer information to help ensure cleanliness of street pavements, among others. — AFP


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The fraying ties of China and N. Korea

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

WHEN Kim Jong-un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “traditional friendly cooperation” between the countries would strengthen.



Religious supremacy and our silence

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

IT was inspiring to see thousands of people staging vigils and peaceful rallies in Charlottesville in the United States to pay tribute to those killed during the violence instigated by white supremacists on Aug 12.



Sales engineer admits to having 280 obscene films for distribution

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:11:06 +08:00

SINGAPORE: A sales engineer who was part of an online group that distributed voyeuristic videos taken with hidden cameras placed in public toilets, changing rooms and fast-food outlets has become the first to be convicted.


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Couple found shot dead inside locked condo room

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:16:03 +08:00

BANGKOK: A couple were found dead of gun-shot wounds to their heads inside a room in their condominium that was locked from the inside in Pathum Thani Wednesday evening.


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Foreign workers band to help car stranded on staircase

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:35:47 +08:00

SINGAPORE: Garett Lim was jogging past Waterway Point in Punggol on Thursday evening when he heard a loud crash.Three foreign workers called their friends to come and help, and the group helped push a car back on the pavement. PHOTOS: GARETT LIM.


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People of an old Chinese fishing community are leaving boats for lives on land

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Datang: Along southern China’s snaking rivers, an ancient fishing community that once lived and worked exclusively on the water has been finding its way to land.Fading lives: A woman and child from the Tanka community using a raft to reach the shore as they make their way to a school in Datang. — AFP


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